Well, here in Ontario winter started far to early and proves to us every day that it plans on staying. Oh winter please think about leaving!
The mares are trying to stay warm eating lots of hay. The colder the temperature the less you see of their faces…. They just eat faster and continuously. Some days the hay feeder could read like a thermometer. The lower the mercury drops… the faster the mares eat a bale of hay.
When we do get a glimmer of grass popping up thru the snow covered fields, their chose is clear. Frozen grass over hay any day!
The problem this winter is that those poor little brown, maybe a little green blades, have consistently been covered by snow, snow, and, more snow and then ice… Did I mention snow? Are you sure this is only the first week of January? I will look forward to a Jan thaw! Here’s hoping!
- Ever once in a while a horse comes along that wraps its self with in your heart. Rein is one of those horses. She will never tower over all the other horses, or become the Alfa of the herd. Rein had a slow start in life a first foal for Durkheim, coming 2 & 1/2 weeks early. Her mom only produced half the milk she required to start her young life. She quickly got use to milk replacer as a supplement, organic probiotic yogurt, (my horses will get what ever they need to help them survive), along with supplements recommended by the fenway foundation. At 4 years old she is a beauty. Like I said she will never be a 17 hand horse, but she surpassed 17 hands in my heart along time ago. There is truth in the old saying, Good Things Come In Small Packages!
- A newly approved stallion.
- Fait accompli
- The year in review….
- The morning at Camelot